Tag: Nebraska

Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill launch 50/50 JV to produce and market renewable diesel

Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill launch 50/50 JV to produce and market renewable diesel

April 20, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Love’s Family of Companies, Cargill and their affiliates have entered into a unique 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel – a green fuel experiencing strong, rising demand. The joint venture is called Heartwell Renewables and will result in the construction of a new production plant and more than 50 jobs […]

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AltEn ethanol plant under fire for failure to pay taxes

AltEn ethanol plant under fire for failure to pay taxes

April 13, 2021 |

In Nebraska, the Journal Star newspaper reports the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead keeps getting into deeper and deeper trouble. It was already shut down on order of the state for using pesticide-treated corn as ethanol feedstock which led to environmental complaints following spillage from its wastewater treatment lagoon. The State has also sued the […]

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers receive $3M grant to study corn’s environmental credentials

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers receive $3M grant to study corn’s environmental credentials

April 7, 2021 |

In Nebraska, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers affiliated with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better quantify carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions connected with corn production fields in the Midwest. The high-tech effort is included in the first phase of the […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers find palm oil yields could be increased through improved management

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers find palm oil yields could be increased through improved management

March 31, 2021 |

In Nebraska, four-year research project led by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and supported by a $4 million grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggests that keeping up with demand may not necessarily mean converting more valuable, fragile ecosystems into agricultural land. According to research published March 25 in Nature Sustainability, palm […]

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Green Plains finalizes sale of its ord ethanol plant

Green Plains finalizes sale of its ord ethanol plant

March 23, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Ord LLC, has completed the previously announced sale of its ethanol plant located in Ord, Nebraska, to GreenAmerica Biofuels Ord LLC for $64 million, plus working capital. In conjunction with this transaction, Green Plains Partners LP also announced it has completed the sale of […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies to provide flex plant technology to Sao Martinho sugar mill

Fluid Quip Technologies to provide flex plant technology to Sao Martinho sugar mill

March 8, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that Fluid Quip Technologies (Fluid Quip) was selected and contracted to provide its global-leading Flex Plant Technology for installation at Sao Martinho’s Boa Vista sugarcane facility. Deployment of Fluid Quip’s technology solutions worldwide underscores the value of the investment made by BlackRock, Ospraie Management and Green Plains, and is […]

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Nebraska study shows E30 safe for non-flex fuel vehicles

Nebraska study shows E30 safe for non-flex fuel vehicles

March 8, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the results of a E30 demonstration project conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) with support from the State’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The ground-breaking research clearly demonstrates that E30, gasoline blended with 30% ethanol, is safe for long-term use in non flex fuel vehicles (FFVs). A team […]

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Nebraska sues AltEn for failing to clean up its act

Nebraska sues AltEn for failing to clean up its act

March 1, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a complaint in the District Court of Saunders County alleging multiple environmental violations by AltEn, LLC. AltEn is an ethanol plant located near Mead, Nebraska. The complaint alleges violations of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), violations of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act (ISWMA) and multiple violations […]

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Three Green Plains biorefineries to sequester their carbon with Summit Carbon Solutions

Three Green Plains biorefineries to sequester their carbon with Summit Carbon Solutions

February 22, 2021 |

In Nebraska, three of Green Plains’ biorefineries have entered into a long-term carbon offtake agreement with Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS), a subsidiary of Summit Agricultural Group. SCS announced a carbon capture and sequestration project that will create the infrastructure to transport CO2 from Iowa to North Dakota for deposit into geologic storage. Capturing and storing […]

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BlockRock funds invest in Fluid Quip Technologies

BlockRock funds invest in Fluid Quip Technologies

February 9, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that funds and accounts managed by BlackRock have invested alongside Ospraie Management and Green Plains in Fluid Quip Technologies LLC. In addition, Green Plains announced the completion of a $125 million, 5-year mezzanine note facility with BlackRock. The proceeds will initially support the construction and deployment of Ultra-High Protein […]

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